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Sociology 1010 Week 6

by: Tamia Boyd

Sociology 1010 Week 6 SOCI 1010

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These are notes based on Culture and things related to it. If you need more information, you can use the book Introduction to Sociology on OpenStax College. Chapter 3 is being used for this week of...
Introductory Sociology
Dr.Melissa Bamford
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Introduction to Sociology, Culture




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Date Created: 10/04/16
Sociology Notes 1 September 27, 2016 Intro to Sociology Chapter 3:Culture 1. Material Culture -items that physically represent cultures: necklaces, money, etc 2. Non-Material Culture -items such as symbols, signs, language, gestures 3. Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis -if the person cannot describe the incident or situation, then it has not happened. 4. Cultural Universals -Globally shared, non-verbal communion, language, gratitude, music 5. What does culture come from? -Mass media cause social norms while social norms cause mass media 6. Skeuomorphic Design -ornamental but inefficient 7. Values -culture standard of determining what is good or just -transmit or beliefs -Success -Laziness is the “antidote” or anti-value for success Tamia Boyd September 29, 2016 SOCIO 1010 Observing Cultural Differences  Ethnocentric Judging or evaluating another culture based on how and compares to your culture; the tendency to look at the world primarily from the perspective of one's own culture  Cultural Relativism that notion that allows to see the different habits, traits and values of an individual in the relevance of his or her cultural values  Assimilation How well a group adheres to the dominant cultural norms  Pluralism vs Assimilation Melting pot- generally becoming one whole culture Salad bowl- retains some aspects of your culture  Cultural Appropriation Adopting specific elements of another culture, usually for personal gain, entertainment, or to look fashionable or “cool” The Danger of a Single Story(Video Notes)  Early writer at 7 and early reader at 2 or 4  Father was professor and Mother was administrator  When she came to America, she didn’t expect to face problems due to her skins  One book says that Africans are monsters and “headless”.  She has so much to her life yet people only looked at the negative and judged her based on those stories.  “It makes recognition difficult”  “Stories have broken the dignity of people but they can also repair them”


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